Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Right-Wing Radio's Anti-McCain Blitz Fails To Sway Super Tuesday Voters


The extremist right-wing nutcases who spew their toxic bile over the nation's airwaves daily are licking their wounds today. John McCain, right-wing radio's biggest enemy this side of Hillary Clinton, had a great Super Tuesday, despite their best efforts to derail his candidacy.

Right-wing talkers like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin have been demonizing McCain for weeks and urging their listeners to vote for Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee. On Monday, HateWing radio reached a fevered pitch, with a new level of anti-McCain hysteria.

The blitz failed as McCain scored big wins over Romney and Huckabee, to claim the title of GOP frontrunner.

The mood among right-wing talkers was gloomy on Tuesday. As Levin's Web site put it, "McCain would be a train wreck for the Republican Party and the Conservative movement!"

And in a weekend interview, Limbaugh said he'd rather see a Democrat win the White House than McCain. Limbaugh's own Web site was full of blistering anti-McCain headlines, like, "Disgraceful, Insecure McCain Campaign Manipulated Bob Dole."

Right-wing hack Laura Ingraham joined in the anti-McCain hysteria, endorsing Romney last week. "There is no way in hell I could pull the lever for John McCain," she said.

One thing I find hard to fathom is why HateWing radio despises McCain so much. I mean, McCain is hardly a liberal. It's particularly bizarre when you consider HateWing radio's long-time love affair with George W. Bush, a man who could hardly be less conservative in the areas of deficit spending and an intrusive Big Brother government, with Constitution-shredding initiatives like the Patriot Act.

HateWing radio has even gone so far as to question the patriotism of McCain, a celebrated war hero. That's something they've never done to Bush, a coward who ran away from serving his nation in combat.

No matter how they try to spin this in the coming weeks, Super Tuesday was a disaster for the Bush-loving HateWing radio crowd. I can only hope that they have many more gloomy, depressing days ahead of them in the coming year.


Anonymous said...

McCain is much more hard-core conservative than he gets credit for from right-wing radio. After all, his voting record has been even more extreme and right-wing than the likes of Jesse Helms. And if McCain gets into the White House, they'll come around and defend him as passionately as they defend Bush. (And they'll try to re-write history and claim they never opposed him).

Danny Vice said...

While I fully understand the angst of Conservatives in their policy opposition to John McCain blunders like Illegal immigration, Conservatives are beginning to amaze me in their inability to see the larger picture.

Many talk radio hosts have battled a McCain nomination. Even Focus On The Family Director Dr. Dobson (who I admire ) has declared his refusal to vote for McCain. This astonishes me because it’s the same as saying “if I don’t get the conservative I want, I’ll let the country go to hell in a hand basket:” This, in my opinion is very naive and unthoughtful - since our children will be growing up in the aftermath of such a decision.

Anti McCain pundits and commentators such as Rush Limbaugh have ventured the idea that perhaps we should sit this election out and let the Dems have a term in office, claiming it might pave the way for a future shot at a candidate he and others will like in four years.

While I understand these expressions of dismay, I think it’s shortsighted. Imagine the damage our country will endure if Democrats control all three branches of government for 4 to 8 years. .

This would give liberals what they will treat as a clear sign from America that is it ready to move sharply to the left. Conservatism will lose most of it’s teeth and the liberal agenda could easily reverse all of the progress we’ve made in the war on terror, Tax reduction, Pro Life, and other extremely important issue.

We can always address the issue of immigration again in 4 years. What we cannot afford to see happen is a liberal agenda that makes illegal immigration the least of our country’s problems. Our country may be so torn up, it won’t have the time to even visit the issue, like we can today.

There is no such thing as a quick recovery from 4 years of liberalism unchecked. We may be facing what will take years and years of damage to undo. What’s more, there’s no guarantee that it WILL be undone. The passage of even one single liberal law is extremely difficult to outlaw - as if Roe V Wade hasn’t taught us this already!

Rush Limbaugh and others may revel in 4 years of liberal destruction as a talk radio host who can use the material, however all it takes is one liberal judge appointed to the Supreme Court to unravel the one ace we’ve achieved in the last 8 years. This doesn’t occur to me as a smart decision for Conservatives to be making..

As Evangelical Conservatives know, Pride commeth before the fall, and I hope they will study that verse before deciding to approach this election with dismay rather than enthusiasm.

Questioning McCain was right and highly useful for a time and a season. But there are greater threats looming on our horizon than John McCain.

It’s time to put our differences aside and get with the business assuring our children, they will not grow up in a socialist, liberally dominated world. This may be our cross roads, and it is certainly no time to be staying home on Election Day.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

ThaLunatic Daily

Carrie said...

I can't help but wonder what these pundits are going to talk about for the next 9 months. Especially if Obama is the nominee and they can't say bad things about Hillary.

Marc McDonald said...

Hi Danny Vice, thank for stopping by.

>>It’s time to put our differences
>>aside and get with the business
>>assuring our children, they will
>>not grow up in a socialist,
>>liberally dominated world.

Yeah, 7 years of Bush has been great for our nation's children (1 in 5 of whom live in poverty these days). And look at the staggering deficits that we're passing along to them, thanks to Bush's reckless tax cuts for the rich.
Even Warren Buffett said that he now pays less of his income into tax than his secretary (who makes $60,000/year).
But what does Buffett know? He's only a self-made billionaire and the second-richest man in the world. (By contrast, Bush was a TOTAL FAILURE in the business world, despite his family's connections and wealth).
Also, speaking of "socialism"---why is it that you NeoCons never have a word to say about socialism for the rich (like Halliburton) or corporate welfare?
Bush (and most GOP politicians) wouldn't know real capitalism if it ran over them on the highway.

Marc McDonald said...

Hi Carrie,
Thanks for your comment.
Say, what makes you think that the likes of Rush OxyMoron won't be "saying bad things about Hillary"?
It's clear that HateWing radio is only getting warmed's going to get quite ugly between now and November.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your comments, but object to the cheesey use of "hatewing". Both extreme left and right accuse their enemies of being hateful, angry , etc, etc.